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Category: Members Work
So made something that technically you could put on the wall….chesnut with Intrinsic colours, off centre turning and seperate central ‘shell’s which I applied gold leaf to and tried to…
Off centre wall attempt
No texturing tool or embellishing wax and lots learned!
Many Firsts, Off center turning, Pyrography, Airbrush and trying Stuart Furini ribbons effect… Turned out OK…
Taken from Martins, “Golden Fire” platter. First time using air brush and gilt cream and texturing 😊
Barnwood Wall Hanging
Piece of barn wood, maybe chestnut. Turned in the center, cut into strips, then re-glued.
My first off centre piece….. It was squeezed out of 1″ Oak.
I know that I’m seriously pushing my luck now, but this month’s theme has got me on a role, so here’s my 4th effort. I used a 14’” diameter sycamore…
Clearly I need more practice with my new spiralling tool but as they say “it’s not the destination but the journey”. I continue to enjoy mine!
My first piece with several centres. Made of ash, coloured with Intrinsic black, earth, plum, ruby and burnt orange. Textures are filled with Hampshire Sheen’s white embellishing wax.
Wall clock made of coloured thuja
Made of thuja, coloured with Intrinsic black and earth. The numbers are airbrushed using stencils and Chestnut’s gold metallic. The clock is about 30 cm in diameter.
Abstract Art ?
My 3rd entry for this month (is that allowed, Martin?). This one is an experiment using a 9’” Maple square, turned with some concentric circles and then cut into strips…
1st time at an off-centre piece. Thank you Martin for the insiration and guidance. Did not know that I could hold my breath for so long!!!!!! Cyril
Multi piece wall hanging
4 piece wll hanging in Oak, all pieces turned off center, 10″x10″,coloured with ebonising lacquer and Jo Sonja iridescent paints
A second entry for me this month. With many thanks to Stewart Furini for his tuition and inspiration. A wall plaque, 14 inch diameter in Sycamore. Textured and carved, then…
My monthly challenge effort for January. Inspired somewhat by Martin’s demo last week and by also after Nick Agar. Up-cycled (popular word) from an old stair-tread in Maple. Turning, then…
Something more for the wall!
Another off-centre turning, from an 8-inch sycamore bowl blank, inspired by Martin’s excellent demo. Coloured with HS Intrinsic Flame, Honey and Burnt Orange, with a bit of subtle texturing. Colours…
Here’s my first attempt at a wall hanging. Not very original in design, but it’s a start.
Wall mirror made from beech with bevel edge glass.
A natural edge, offset turning from a nice piece of yew, which came from Warton Crag, a Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserve where I volunteer.
Hollowed form with fused glass
Not a lot of turning, a lot of burning. wood is beech colours are intrinisic finish is canuba wax
Wall art attempt
No really sure I know what art is but here is my interpretation for the challenge. Stenciled on scene to elm burr with coloured chestnut pieces to represent water and…
2021 Challenges – A Look Back
Our members throughout 2021 have been flexing their imaginations and creativity through a selection of different challenges. Here is a look back at just some of the pieces submitted to…
December ’21 Challenge Round-Up
Our members this month were challenged with turning a piece from wet wood. Again, those who took part showed off their creativity and produced some super pieces.
Live edge on unknown species
I was given a limb which was borderline green, bottom is warped now and a couple of splits appearing.
Natural Edge Ash Bowl
28% moisture content but no distortion
Maple Crotch Bowl
Maple crotch bowl turned green with thin walls and bark inclusions.
Green Cherry Bowl
Wobbly cherry bowl. I turned and wet sanded to 320 whilst green, and then hand sanded with 320 and 400g once dry, before finishing with some walnut oil and beeswax.…
Once turned walnut 3/16″ thick by 17″ long.